During a campaign address, President Joe Biden called for a temporary cessation in the Israel-Gaza conflict, focusing attention on the difficult circumstances of hostages and other people trapped in the area. This plea coincided with the start of evacuations for American citizens from the region amid intensifying hostilities.
The Canadian government has also recognized the peril faced by dual nationals in Gaza, including around 400 Canadians. Meanwhile, despite the United Nations' call for a ceasefire to alleviate the humanitarian crisis, there has been no such demand from the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, or the European Union.
President Biden finds himself under close examination due to the civilian toll from Israel's strikes. While advocating for humanitarian assistance, he continues to back Israel and has stopped short of endorsing a comprehensive ceasefire.